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Allen Van Osdol
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  • Crawfordsville, IN
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Oct 31, 2014
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Oct 23, 2014
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Oct 23, 2014
Allen Van Osdol commented on Allen Van Osdol's blog post Unpublished Author
"Thank you Denise for the info about the Military Writers Assoc. I wasn't aware of the organization. Would you be willing to share your experiences getting your books published, how long it took, if you had an agent, was self-publishing an…"
Oct 23, 2014
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Unpublished Author

I wonder if anyone else is writing or has written about their time in the Navy?See More
Sep 23, 2014
Allen Van Osdol left a comment for Lindsey E. Ford HMC (SW)
"Thank you Chief and thank you for your service. Out of all your photos, I like the wog wacker the best. Semper Fortis!"
Sep 7, 2014
Lindsey E. Ford HMC (SW) left a comment for Allen Van Osdol
"Welcome aboard shipmate, May you have Fair Winds and Following Seas! Thank you for your service. Semper Fortis!"
Sep 7, 2014
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Ford Island, Pearl Harbour

Does anyone know if the old hangers and tower and terminal still exist on the island? I was tdy for a time from Barber's Point to change engines on some P-5 marlins.Can't find much on Ford Island anymore.See More
Sep 3, 2014
Allen Van Osdol replied to William (Bill) Karr ETC(SS)'s discussion Veterans can render salute to the flag
"I do not believe obama is an american and therefore it makes no difference what he says. The problem in this country is not obama but the apathetic people who allowed him and others like him to enter office and to keep the lifers in office as…"
Sep 2, 2014
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"Are there any artists here that would be interested in designing a cover for a book I am writing about my time in the Navy? For Credits."
Sep 2, 2014
Allen Van Osdol left a comment for richard alan schlesier
"Shipmates were great the cruise was good until one of the vaps went out. I'm glad I'm a shellback now but I hated the cold with a passion. I would sleep in the hanger just so I didn't have to go outside to go below decks.  Just…"
Sep 2, 2014
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richard alan schlesier left a comment for Allen Van Osdol
"so you seen my  picture I  think my cruse was very interesting had a great skipper"
Sep 2, 2014
Allen Van Osdol commented on Douglas Karr's group NAS Barbers Point
"First duty station after AD school Memphis Tn.  Worked in AMD hanger 1963 till early 65. Searching for my friend who worked in the same hanger, Tom Krok from Niles Ohio. "
Sep 2, 2014
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NAS Barbers Point

Naval Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii
Sep 2, 2014
Allen Van Osdol commented on Douglas Karr's group USS Kitty Hawk CV-63/CVA-63
"Went aboard at Subic Bay. Ships company, equipment repair shop in the fantail. That was an awesome place to work."
Sep 2, 2014

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Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Enlisted Rating
Aviation Machinist's Mate
Where were you or your family stationed?
RTC San Diego Ca. Boot Camp Co. 62-474
NTC Memphis Tn. AD school then Helicopter school
Barber's Point, Hi.
Ream Field, Ca. Det. Operation deep freeze, USS Glacier.
USS Kitty Hawk, Gulf of Tonkin X2
Veteran of Foreign War
Vietnam
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
September 1, 1962
End date of your service
August 30, 1967

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Posted on September 23, 2014 at 1:50pm 1 Comment

I wonder if anyone else is writing or has written about their time in the Navy?

Ford Island, Pearl Harbour

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 11:44pm 0 Comments

Does anyone know if the old hangers and tower and terminal still exist on the island? 

I was tdy for a time from Barber's Point to change engines on some P-5 marlins.

Can't find much on Ford Island anymore.

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At 1:05pm on September 7, 2014, Lindsey E. Ford HMC (SW) said…

Welcome aboard shipmate, May you have Fair Winds and Following Seas!

Thank you for your service.

Semper Fortis!

At 5:38pm on September 2, 2014, richard alan schlesier said…

so you seen my  picture I  think my cruse was very interesting had a great skipper

At 7:30am on September 2, 2014, richard alan schlesier said…

hi Allen what year were you in the ice I was on  the Burton island 1973-1974  

 
 
 

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